Dec 08, 2023  
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog 

Computer Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40160)

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This Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program that prepares students for the workforce. However, there are some senior institutions where all or part of this degree is accepted as the first two years of a four-year program.  Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree should consult a program advisor.

The Computer Engineering Technology curriculum is a course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills for installing, servicing, and maintaining computers, peripherals, networks, and microprocessor and computer controlled equipment. Includes instruction in mathematics, computer electronics and programming, prototype development and testing, systems installation and testing, solid state and micro miniature circuitry, peripheral equipment, and report preparation.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in electronics technology, computer service, computer networks, server maintenance, programming, and other areas requiring knowledge of electronic and computer systems.

Graduates may also qualify for certification in electronics, computers, or networks.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined problems appropriate to the discipline of Computer Engineering Technology.
  2. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non­technical environments; and-to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Course Selection Information

Students, to help you progress in your degree program, take prerequisite courses along with English and Math early in your academic career. This will align you for greater success in completing your program of study. Click on the courses listed below to ensure you are aware of prerequisites. The order shown below under the student program priorities is a guide.

Student Program Priorities:

  1. CET 111 , ELN 133 , MAT 171  
  2. MAT 172 ELC 131 , ELN 150    



Math Electives

Select four (4) credit hours from the following:

Programming Electives

Select three (3) credit hours from the following:

Total Program Hours: 67

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